Monday, November 1, 2010

Ghandi's Seven Blunders Of The World ...


I featured this piece a while back ... it turned out to be one of my most "read" posts ... it's relevance is timeless, so I feel it apropos that I feature it again at this time ... 

1. Wealth without work ...

2. Pleasure without conscience ...

3. Knowledge without character ...

4. Commerce without morality ...

5. Science without humanity ...

6. Worship without sacrifice ...

7. Politics without principle!


* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, India. He led India's movement for independence from British rule and is one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 20th century. In 1948 he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic who opposed his tolerance for all creeds and religions. Gandhi is honoured by his people as the father of the Indian nation and is called 'Mahatma', which means Great Soul...Museum of the Mind.


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21 comments:

Gran said...

Wonderful post!

sja said...

Gran, Ghandi spoke much truth with those 21 words ... thank you for the comment!

Pandamonium said...

I found your post via BlogFrog. :)

First...I love your blog title. Love, love, love.

And to echo the sentiments -- awesome and very true post!

sja said...

Well Pandamonium, I'm certainly glad you found TheSouthernJackAss ... thank you for the gracious comment!

Plumrose Lane said...

This is great ~ perfect for today too!
♥Sharon

sja said...

Thank you Plumrose Lane ... yes the thought struck me last night that today is a great day to again feature this post!

ourmarriageadventure.com said...

Love it . . .and it is 100% accurate for today. Now if only the politicians would read and live by it.

sja said...

Ourmarriageadventure.com, thank you for the comment ... and are you trying to say that today's politicians CAN read?!

Toyin O. said...

Interesting post.

sja said...

Thanks Toyin O. ... glad you stopped by ...

Dena E's Blog said...

Amen to this Sister Amen!!!
God's blessings on you ..

Oh Found you by way of Blogfrog too..

Hugs Dena
I have 2 blogs btw...

sja said...

Dena E's Blog, so glad you stopped by and thank you for the comment ... I just hope it doesn't dash your vigorous ebullience to discover that I am a he rather than a she! ... visit often ...

BOB said...

A Jack and not a Jenny ... I'll be swannied ... Dang!

Is this a danged political Blog?

I'll be jiggered is more like it ... thought tomorrow was election day ... only found out when I stole a fishwrap over at the Cracker Barrel!

Bet the Jackass over at the GDA thought I was crazy but I patched things up so he'll now understand!


That Gandhi fellow seems pretty smart ... Polish or French?

sja said...

No Bob, it's not a political blog ... it's a pure truth blog!

bluecottonmemory said...

What a perfect post for a perfect political season!

It is true - the democracts said last year, they didn't have to read. They paid smart people to do that for them. So I guess they won't be reading your very wise post!

sja said...

You're right Bluecottonmemory ... I just hope and pray that all those republicans who won this election can not only read, but listen to what the country is trying to tell them as well ... thank you for reading, and for the comment!

PJ said...

Hi SJA! AMEN to your reply to Dena! As I told my friends, I like to vote for the man and the issues, but this time I voted a straight ticket to see if we can get something done right in this government. As the old saying goes "be careful what you wish for you might get it". I don't really think that the people who voted "for the change" realized what they would get the last time. Lets hope this change is for the better.
God Bless,
PJ

PJ said...

Hi SJA! AMEN to your reply to Dena! As I told my friends, I like to vote for the man and the issues, but this time I voted a straight ticket to see if we can get something done right in this government. As the old saying goes "be careful what you wish for you might get it". I don't really think that the people who voted "for the change" realized what they would get the last time. Lets hope this change is for the better.
God Bless,
PJ

sja said...

You're right PJ ... folks would do well to remember that "change" is not necessarily associated with a positive or righteous outcome ... unless of course--it's a baby with a loaded diaper!

Gorges Smythe said...

I'd never read these before; they're very true. Thanks for posting them!

sja said...

You're very welcome Gorges Smythe ... although I'm not of Ghandi's religious persuasion, one cannot argue with the truth ... thank you again for reading and commenting ...